Tell us about your father, they said, and so I did

When Facebook works well, it’s a wonderful thing. Here’s a story. Susan and I were watching an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?”,...

Frustrated still, I am. But end soon it all will.

About six months ago, I wrote a column about my struggles with the Republican primary for U.S. Senate — which of the three candidates...

Tritch willing to face the voters

As a group of current and former educators, when we get together we frequently talk about the upcoming District 3 House election in November....

A war without an objective, 6,000 days in

“The war is over.” — Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Afghanistan  (April 2002) “I believe victory is closer than ever before.” — Vice President Mike Pence in...

Rosenstein has botched the Mueller probe

Rod Rosenstein is doing a star turn as principled defender of the law, but he’s performed abysmally as deputy attorney general, and President Donald...

Congress is broken … and spineless

It’s no surprise that Democrats and everyone in the liberal media are blaming President Trump personally for the crying immigrant children at the border. He...

John McCain and the last of human freedoms

Few politicians who fail to win the presidency are subsequently judged to be giants in our history. Among the select few are Robert F. Kennedy,...

Harvard’s problem is a version of America’s

In the hierarchy of pleasures, schadenfreude ranks second only to dry martinis at dusk, so conservatives are enjoying Harvard’s entanglement with two things it...

… but don’t declare an emergency

President Donald Trump is playing with the idea of declaring a national emergency to build a border fence despite congressional opposition. This would make Trump...

What winter freeze can cause

Brrr. Not a stutter. Winter hit. Brrr. Did you know that the authority of Oxford Dictionaries (If you can’t trust the British for proper oratory,...